Things to Do Today: Bunker Hill, Playtime, Learning to Dance, HS Sports

Another sunny, spring day in Belmont today, Friday, April 11: • In conjunction with One Book One Belmont 2014, the Senior Book Discussion Group at the Beech Street Center will discuss” Bunker Hill” by Nathaniel Philbrick. The author of “Mayflower” and “In the Heart of the Sea,” tells the story of the first, and perhaps bloodiest, major battle of […]

Under Construction: Cushing Village, Trapelo Corridor a Work Zone

It’s a child’s dream and a driver’s nightmare: construction workers using drills, in trucks and excavators digging up the street and property with police officers directing traffic through narrowed roads and onto detours. It is spring and that means construction season has arrived to Belmont. And two large operations are getting underway this season. All along […]

To The Rescue: High School Auditorium’s ‘Worst’ Seats Under Repair

While Town Meeting representatives all across Massachusetts have the burden of sitting through endless committee explanations, Powerpoint presentations and public debate on the minutia of town governance, Belmont Town Meeting members have an additional hardship: the seats themselves. With the majority of Town Meeting sessions held in the Belmont High School auditorium, reps had little […]

From Idea to Reality: Reliving Rebuilding Joey’s Park Tonight

A beloved community playground, dedicated more than a three decades before to honor a boy who tragically died young, was suddenly condemned by the town due to wear and tear. But rather than allow Joey’s Park, a long-time play space for students at the Winn Brook Elementary School and gathering spot for neighbors in northeast […]

Things to Do Today: Kennels, LEGO Club and Tax Help

Things to do around Belmont today, Thursday, April 10. • The Belmont Board of Health will be holding an informational public meeting on the proposed bylaw amendments on animal kennels in town. In addition, the board will vote on whether to allow one final season (its 102nd!) of swimming at the Underwood Pool. The meeting […]

Power Off: Wellington Solar Panel Project Goes Dark

The sun set on plans to place solar panels on the roof of the Wellington Elementary School as the Belmont School Committee voted last night, Tuesday, April 8, to support Belmont School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Kingston’s recommendation to rescind the contract associated with Boston-based contractor Broadway Electric, the solar installer which decided to close its […]

Changing Lauries: Slap Selected School Committee’s New Leader

In a changing of the guard but not first names, Laurie replaced Laurie as chair of the Belmont School Committee last night Tuesday, April 8. That would be Laurie Slap, who is known for her stellar, thoughtful work on budgets and financial matters, was installed as the new chair of the six-member board replacing Laurie […]

Starbucks’ Chief Honcho in Belmont? Hmmm

The rumor is that Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz was in Belmont Center Monday night, most likely dining at il Casale restaurant. Despite there being a great little Starbucks store across Leonard Street from the first-rate eatery, he didn’t stop by; but then it was past the store’s closing time. No word from Starbucks’ PR Department about […]

Beautiful Music: Belmont High Ensembles Garner Highest Honors

Tonight, at Belmont High School, the elementary schools will be holding its concert with many of students performing on stage for the first time as they begin their artistic journey through the district’s music program. The result of the district’s commitment to music in those early grades was evident this past week as Belmont High School’s […]

BAT’s Can Swim: Three PR at National Junior Championships

They made names for themselves in Massachusetts swimming circles this season and now three members of the Belmont Aquatic Team , the Belmont-based USA Swim Team and member of New England Swimming, have begun to make their presence known on the national scene. Lead by long-time BAT and Belmont High School Girls’ Swimming Coach Ev Crosscup, Jessica […]